Photo, Print, Drawing School Band of the Natanson Professional School in Warsaw, Poland.

About this Item

Title

  • School Band of the Natanson Professional School in Warsaw, Poland.

Summary

  • This photograph shows the school band of the Natanson Professional School of the Jewish Community in Warsaw, Poland, in 1921. Students pose with their instruments at the entrance to the school. World War I tore a calamitous path through the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, leaving in its wake widespread famine, disease, and economic hardship. In the immediate postwar years beleaguered Jewish communities faced continued challenges that threatened their existence. New socio-economic realities stripped European Jews of their former livelihoods, leaving them without the means to help themselves. Their communal infrastructure also lay in ruins. To address these conditions, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a humanitarian organization created at the start of World War I, helped the Polish Jewish community to rebuild communal institutions. In the interwar years, the JDC played a vital role in restoring and helping to support Jewish schools and institutions, working in partnership with the wide spectrum of Jewish groups and ideologies: Hasidic groups, Zionists, Bundists, Yiddishists, and representatives of mainstream Orthodoxy. The photograph is from the archives of the JDC, which contain documents, photographs, film, video, oral histories, and artifacts recording the work of the organization from World War I to the present.

Contributor Names

  • Joint Distribution Committee of the American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1921 to 1922]

Subject Headings

  • -  Poland--Mazowieckie--Warsaw
  • -  1921 to 1922
  • -  American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • -  Brass instruments
  • -  Faith-based human services
  • -  Group portraits
  • -  Humanitarian assistance
  • -  Jews -- Education
  • -  Musical instruments
  • -  Musicians
  • -  Portrait photographs
  • -  School children
  • -  Schools
  • -  Vocational education
  • -  World War, 1914-1918

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photograph : black and white ; 5 x 7 inches.
  • -  Original resource at: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
  • -  Content in Polish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World War I

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670931

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

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Chicago citation style:

Joint Distribution Committee Of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name. School Band of the Natanson Professional School in Warsaw, Poland. Poland Mazowieckie Warsaw, 1921. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1922] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670931/.

APA citation style:

Joint Distribution Committee Of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name. (1921) School Band of the Natanson Professional School in Warsaw, Poland. Poland Mazowieckie Warsaw, 1921. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1922] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670931/.

MLA citation style:

Joint Distribution Committee Of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name. School Band of the Natanson Professional School in Warsaw, Poland. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1922] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670931/>.